World Fish Migration Day celebrated at Chittenden Locks in Ballard

Published May 16, 2014

The Chittenden Locks in Ballard invites visitors to celebrate World Fish Migration Day from noon to 4 p.m. May 24. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will set up tables and be accompanied by Chittenden Locks’ staff to provide interactive learning activities about fish passage, the salmon life cycle and more.

World Fish Migration Day 2014 is a one-day global initiative, with local events worldwide, to create awareness of the importance of open rivers and free routes for migratory fish. The goal is to have more than 250 events around the world on this one day, starting in New Zealand, following the sun, and ending as the sun sets on Hawaii.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns and operates the Chittenden Locks. The busiest in the nation, nearly 50,000 vessels lock through each year.

For current information about activities at the Locks, visit the Locks’ Web site at or follow the Locks on Facebook and Twitter: and

Steve Cosgrove

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